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Woman of Influence: Lisa Jesmer

Groundbreaking, glass-ceiling shattering or simply long overdue, women in commercial real estate are powerhouses, forging their way from the bottom up or through a series of calculated management moves. However they got there, these women are forces of nature, with high-level positions that are influencing the industry every day. And, if that was not enough, their commitment to young professional mentoring and community and civic endeavors gives a whole new meaning to the concept of multitasking. 

Lisa Jesmer
Vice President
Franklin Street

In a field generally dominated by men, Jesmer has emerged as a power player. She came to Franklin Street last year after serving in senior-level positions at institutions for more than two decades. Jesmer has been a catalyst for the company’s dramatic growth and instrumental in the launch of a robust commercial management division, with a focus on office, industrial and retail properties. Outside of her day job, she is involved with the Miami Downtown Development Authority, the Brickell Area Association, Habitat for Humanity and Miami Children’s Hospital, where she volunteers.

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Real Estate Forum 2015 Women of Influence

Monetha Cobb
Managing Director
Franklin Street
Atlanta

Monetha Cobb is a trailblazer and an inspiration to her colleagues in the commercial real estate industry. In 2010, she decided to leave a well-established CRE company to help launch Franklin Street‘s Retail Tenant Services Group in Atlanta, which she now leads after building up the group during one of the worst economic downturns in history. Today, Cobb oversees a team of more than 25 employees serving nationally recognized tenants. With her guidance and expertise, the team has closed more than $100 million in leases since January 2013. Personally, she has been involved in retail leases totaling more than 700,000 square feet and over $80 million in value during the same time frame. Cobb has more than 15 years of experience representing nationally recognized retailers, focusing on leasing and land brokerage. 

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